Athens International Film Festival

We Are Little Zombies

25/09/19, 20:00, ODEON OPERA 1
29/09/19, 17:30, ASTOR

Their parents are dead. They should be sad but they can’t cry. And so they form a band to act out. This is the story of four teenagers and their unexpected emotional journey. Alternatively, it is a cinematic hurricane made up of a musical, video games, psychedelia, punk and every form of surreal modernity one can think of all whirling around within. Recipient of the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival.


JAPAN | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 120΄ | JAPANESE

Four kids who don’t know each other meet at their parents’ funeral crematory and start a unique coming-οf- age journey. Nothing can prepare you for this crushing Japanese film about self-consciousness. Not the experimental Lynch and Aronofsky’s touches, nor Scorsese’s, Wright’s and Fincher’s fever, and certainly not the plethora of coming-of-age stories. On a surreal journey of unstoppable inspiration and with a delirious funfair of complex innovations and heavily tempered with 80’s pop aesthetics, the film invents and analyses the inexpressible part of the children’s mind who feel adrift among the countless stimuli in today’s world.

Bullying, fear, the existential wonder, the absence of love and the deeper melancholy that seeks to become hope are the elements of a modernistic hurricane, a film that before we know it will, for some, be marked as a ‘generation’ film. Special prizes at Berlin and Sundance. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Makoto Nagahisa
SCREENWRITER: Makoto Nagahisa
DoP: Hiroaki Takeda
EDITOR: Maho Inamoto
PRINCIPAL CAST: Keita Ninomiya, Satoshi Mizuno, Mondo Okumura, Sena Nakajima

MAKOTO NAGAHISA
34 year-old Japanese director. He studied French Literature and the versatility of his influences is that of a person making a tribute to Nagisa Oshima, Gil Evans and Boris Vian. 'We Are Little Zombies' is his debut film

FILMOGRAPHY 
2019 We are Little Zombies



        : Festival Darlings

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU